Ch 13: Computer Programming Fundamentals

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you can review the fundamentals of computer programming. Access these fun lessons and self-assessments whenever you need to study basic computer programming facts for exams, class projects, homework or professional purposes.

Computer Programming Fundamentals - Chapter Summary

If you're looking for an overview of computer programming fundamentals, you're in the right place. This convenient online chapter offers engaging video lessons about programming languages, the elements of programming, the process of writing programs and much more. Our lessons come with short quizzes to help you remember the information you study, and our instructors are happy to answer any questions you may have. The chapter is also available whenever you have free time. Upon completion of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain fundamental programming concepts
  • Compare common programming language, including C++, Java and Python
  • Evaluate several web page design languages, such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Break down the five basic elements of programming
  • Explain how to code, test and debug a program

6 Lessons in Chapter 13: Computer Programming Fundamentals
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What Is Programming? - Definition & Introduction for Beginning Programmers

1. What Is Programming? - Definition & Introduction for Beginning Programmers

This lesson will give a quick but thorough overview of what programming is, what we need to know to program, and the contents of our programming toolbox.

Programming Languages: C++, Java, Python and Others

2. Programming Languages: C++, Java, Python and Others

There are hundreds of different programming languages, but only a few of them are really popular. Learn about some of the most widely used programming languages and what they are being used for in this video lesson.

Web Page Design and Programming Languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS & JavaScript

3. Web Page Design and Programming Languages: HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS & JavaScript

Web design is the creation and visual design of documents displayed on the World Wide Web. It is important to create engaging and visually appealing websites to attract and retain customers. Many factors must be considered when designing a website. This video will explore the steps in Web design and the programming languages needed to create a dynamic and interactive website.

5 Basic Elements Of Programming

4. 5 Basic Elements Of Programming

There are five basic programming elements, or operations: input, output, arithmetic, conditional, and looping. Every program uses at least two of these. This lesson will describe each one to you and show you examples in simple code.

How to Write a Program: Coding, Testing & Debugging

5. How to Write a Program: Coding, Testing & Debugging

Programmers use an integrated development environment for formatting code, checking syntax, and testing programs. Learn about some of the specific tools used by programmers, such as syntax highlighting, autocompletion, and debugging.

Raspberry Pi Project Ideas

6. Raspberry Pi Project Ideas

Raspberry Pi is a simple, but effective, single-board computer. These project ideas will let your students experiment with the possibilities of programming and design.

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